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BMC Palliative Care

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Older patients’ attitudes towards and experiences of patient-physician end-of-life communication: a secondary analysis of interviews from British, Dutch and Belgian patients

  • Natalie Evans1Email author,
  • H Roeline W Pasman1,
  • Sheila A Payne2,
  • Jane Seymour3,
  • Sabine Pleschberger4,
  • Reginald Deschepper5,
  • Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen1 and
  • EuroImpact
BMC Palliative Care201211:24

Received: 22 May 2012

Accepted: 23 November 2012

Published: 27 November 2012

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Original Submission
22 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Christine Ingleton
19 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Colleen Cartwright
4 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Natalie Evans
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
27 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-11-24

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Authors’ Affiliations

VU University Medical Center, EMGO+ Insitute
Lancaster University
University of Nottingham
UMIT-The Health and Life Sciences University
VU University Brussels